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For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.
November 17, 2014
The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.
November 17, 2014
Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.
November 17, 2014
In a statement, Paula and Ed Kassig remembered their 26-year-old son, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, as both a realist and an idealist. Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group.
November 17, 2014
Modafinil has been approved for treatment of narcolepsy, but it's often used to improve mental performance. The question is, does it work? A new study says probably not.
November 17, 2014
The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?
November 17, 2014
A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.
November 17, 2014
It's almost impossible to comparison shop for medical tests and procedures. A crowdsourcing experiment by two NPR member stations in California is aimed at making those numbers less mysterious.
November 17, 2014
The tragic news from India of women dying after being sterilized is not the norm. More than 200 million women a year rely on this procedure. Under proper conditions, complications are minimal.
November 17, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an innovative new pizza from Papa John's. It's covered with Fritos and chili.
November 17, 2014
"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the Archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.
November 17, 2014
The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's No. 2- and No.3-biggest oilfield services provider. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.
November 17, 2014
An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.
November 17, 2014
The parts, including an infant's head, a baby's foot and an adult heart, were allegedly stolen from a medical museum. The Americans said they bought the parts at a Bangkok market, according to police.
November 17, 2014
The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.
November 17, 2014
Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.
November 17, 2014
He was one of only 130-some doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."
November 17, 2014
Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.
November 17, 2014
The talks were designed to end 50 years of fighting between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
November 17, 2014
The two sides have set Nov. 24 as the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran's nuclear program. If successful, the negotiations have the potential to remake the Middle East.
November 17, 2014

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